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English definition of “you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink”

you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink

saying
said to emphasize that you can make it easy for someone to do something, but you cannot force them to do it
(Definition of you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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